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The Importance of Fleet Management and Fleet Planning

Fleet managers and fleet management tools are often associated with large logistics and transportation companies. But, if your company relies on transportation and vehicles to service your clients or deliver a product, or is interested in improving efficiencies and productivity, you need an effective fleet management system.

Fleet management is done in order to enhance the quality of the company’s service and to develop efficiencies to make the service more effective. If your business utilizes vehicles, but does not have a fleet management system, consider the benefits below to see why your business may benefit from a fleet management system.

Improved Dispatching Allows for Additional Jobs

When there’s a better understanding of where the vehicle fleet is located, how much time they have left on their job, and more, companies can begin to introduce additional jobs and projects for new and existing vehicle drivers. This means that your company can directly increase potential profit margins as a result of more effective fleet management.

Automate Your Fleet Reports

Fleet management systems can deliver reports hourly, daily or weekly based on the criteria you need fulfilled. If you want to understand the habits of your vehicular fleet and make adjustments based on the analysis, a fleet management system can allow you to do that.

Improve Vehicle Fuel Efficiency

Fleet management systems allow a fleet manager to analyse behaviour of drivers as well as view idle times of each vehicle. Some systems may allow for the tracking of receipts used for refuelling, which can provide further information about the vehicle and fuelling habits of a driver as well as driving conditions. When more information is provided about refuelling, companies can make more informed decisions and make changes that are based on data as opposed to theory and guesses.

Improve Safety for the Fleet

Your fleet management systems can provide an opportunity for better safety habits. With software, you will be able to analyse patterns, behaviours and habits of individual drivers. This information will allow you to make more informed decisions about how to improve driver habits, bring dangerous driving behaviour to their awareness, and more.

Improves Customer Service and Satisfaction

A fleet management system improves delivery times and reduces wait times for customers. You’ll be able to provide a more efficient and effective service to all of your clients, regardless of the operation you run. When customers are getting high quality service, they will be more likely to stay loyal to your company and return for additional service.

Regardless of the type of business that you run, if you use vehicles as part of your business or daily operations, a fleet management system can be a great way to improve effectiveness of your business. From increasing fuel efficiency to reducing accidents to more efficient logistics, a fleet management system is key to any company with a vehicular fleet.

Meraki Consulting can help you implement a customised fleet management system for your business. For more information, contact us on +27 11 201 2136 or at info@merakiconsultingza.co.za.

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